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Friday, February 15, 2019   /   by Amy McLeod

Exploring Salem Oregon: Oregon’s 160th Birthday Celebration

Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Come celebrate Oregon’s 160th birthday this Saturday!  There will be costumed interpreters, covered wagons, blacksmithing, native cultures, the Oregon Pioneer, children’s activities, and free birthday cake!  Learn about the history of this beautiful state and celebrate the day it entered the union.
Free parking on weekends!
Oregon State Capitol
900 Court St. NE
Salem, OR 97301
503-986-1388
Event Website
Courtesy of Amy McLeod, The McLeod Group Network

Photo Credit: travelsalem.com

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Monday, February 11, 2019   /   by Amy McLeod

What Is a Good Credit Score to Buy a House?

If you're hoping to buy a home, one number you'll want to get to know well is your credit score. Also called a credit rating or FICO score (named after the company that created it, the Fair Isaac Corporation), this three-digit number is a numerical representation of your credit report, which outlines your history of paying off debts.
Why does your credit score matter? Because when you apply for a mortgage to buy a home, lenders want some reassurance a borrower will repay them later! One way they assess this is to check your creditworthiness by scrutinizing your credit report and score carefully. A high FICO rating proves you have reliably paid off past debts, whether they're from a credit card or college loan. (Insurance companies also use more targeted, industry-specific FICO credit scores to gauge whom they should insure.)
In short, this score matters. It can help you qualify for a home, a car loan, and so much more. Which brings us to ...

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Friday, February 8, 2019   /   by Amy McLeod

Exploring Salem Oregon: West Salem Jazz Fest 2019

Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 8:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Join us for the West Salem Jazz Fest!  Sixty bands from forty Oregon and Washington middle and high schools will jam on three stages for adjudication and awards. Guest artist is renowned trombonist Wycliffe Gordon!
West Salem High School
1776 Titan Dr. NW
Salem, OR 97304
503-381-0603
Event Website
Courtesy of Amy McLeod, The McLeod Group Network

Photo Credit: travelsalem.com

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Friday, February 1, 2019   /   by Amy McLeod

Exploring Salem Oregon: Salem Winter Brewfest

January 30 - February 1
Join us for Oregon’s premiere winter party - a 4-day festival for the 21 and over crowd.  There will be live music, a huge variety of cold beers and ciders on tap, wine, cocktails and yummy food!  Ticket prices range from $5.00 to $25.00.
State Capitol State Park
900 Court St, NE
Salem, OR 97301
Event Website
Courtesy of Amy McLeod, The McLeod Group Network

Photo Credit: travelsalem.com

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